our advent calendar

by mari

Snowy Winter Modern Felt DIY Advent Calendar and gift ideas list

I’ve become a total Advent Calendar Convert. A chance to gather up 24 perfect little pressies to share with my favorite child in the whole wide world? Count me in! Though sometimes I worry we’re spoiling Birdie rotten, in the end I try to include things that she can really use, not just random toys. Plus, we always include some fun Christmas themed activities too. Here’s my mostly complete list for this year. I have it all laid out on a calendar with Post-Its so I can rearrange as necessary! (Some days crafty projects just aren’t such a hot idea, you know?) We’ll be filling our handmade DIY Advent Calendar with all of them.

Also – check out my post on Handmade Charlotte featuring some amazing DIY Advent Calendars – you still have time to make one if you hurry! And may I recommend Target’s dollar bins for last-minute Calendar filling? Hop to it!

Little Gifts:

Cat and Deer Barrettes from Hello Shiso
Pencil Sharpener
Origami Paper
Glitter Glue
Bath Fizz Bomb
Jewels (like these, but I found ours for much less)
Crazy 8’s card game
$1 Cat Calendar
Mini Coloring Book
Christmas Ornament Kit
Mini Christmas Books
Lip Balm

Little Activities:

Make a Gingerbread House (with graham crackers)
Make Paper Snowflakes
Make Christmas Poppers (a kit from Meri Meri)
Build a Snowman
Write a letter to Santa
Make Hot Cocoa

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1 Lauren November 26, 2013 at 7:56 am

this is such a cute idea! think i would be too excited to wait till the actual days to open each date.


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